Category Archives: History Stuff

100 Years on

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Passchendaele A Daisytrail collage made 14 Nov 2010 for my Great Uncle Harry Thomas M. (in the pics). Wars are terrible,  I dont know where my Great Harry fought or where another Uncle of mine Uncle Charles his childhood friend … Continue reading

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Wollaton Park Autokarna this weekend!

Always a fun day out in Wolly Park! Including:- http://www.pwa7c.co.uk/eventsautokarna.php (last year it was ok to share a link and pic so here’s the Pre War Austin Seven Club website link again for 2015!) A lovely family day out, supported … Continue reading

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Le Tour

Le Tour of Britain cycle race is racing through the UK with its start in Yorkshire and then on to France (see the Le Tour website and Twitter and the twitter on the sidebar) Some lateral thinking …even though its … Continue reading

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Nottingham Industrial Museum

Steaming Sunday’s are the last weekend in the month, so this weekend the Industrial Museum will have working Steam Engines! http://www.nottinghamindustrialmuseum.co.uk/ There’s a small entrance fee. The park doesn’t have a cash machine: there are ones at the three local … Continue reading

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Clean Water and Violets

Time for words – Some Folklore info – and a quote from a modern fiction book. Partly for the sad news yesterday. For Sad times – and for the people who made lace and those who wear it – may … Continue reading

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Last Few Summer Events!

What’s On homepage – Nottingham City Council http://m.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=24550&locationId=7 Theres also a Country Fair at Chatsworth this next weekend (as well as the Powerboat Championships at Holme Pierrepont) You can find Chatsworth through Matlock and Darley Dale towards Bakewell and turn … Continue reading

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New photo App!

HDR Fx App on Googleplay:- superb photo editing options. Just practising …still need a mega camera but for now this is cool. Have a lovely volunteers week:- remember too that most trade union reps are volunteers, and the best of … Continue reading

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Sherwood Forest Viking Weekend

Wollaton Hall and Park are open of course; but not far away (once upon a time even the park would have been forest!) in Sherwood Forest, the Vikings have turned up for the weekend!! http://www.edwinstowe.co.uk/documents/visitors/sherwood-forest-vikings.html Edwinstowe is the pretty village … Continue reading

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Early Movies

Just a thought, as the Mrs T world briefly revives:- lots of people who were born in the 20s 30s and 40s became the very first ‘Film Generation’, these film devotees were romantic, conservative and aspired to the themes and … Continue reading

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The Bramcote Garden

Looking round for signs of Autumn led me to the Bramcote Memorial Garden with the Hemlock Stone ‘erratic’ just across the road – a lovely walk and a super space to spend a few moments, for kids theres a really … Continue reading

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